‘I was the one first invited by the police’: D’Banj Addresses 2020 Rape Scandal
As he addressed the controversy, D’Banj stated that anyone who knew him would know that the rape claims against him were untrue.
On Monday, June 21st, 2021, he was speaking on the Beat FM Midday Show with Toolz and Nadine to promote his new single, ‘Banga.’ When questioned about the 2020 rape incident, D’Banj stated he won’t say anything about it since he doesn’t want his comments to be misconstrued.
He also stated that it would be better if it were converted into a film or documentary so that people would be informed and all parties involved would profit. He stated,
The first scandal I ever had, or supposedly, had was Mo’Hits. And so because nobody heard anything from my side. I don’t talk. I don’t say anything. Now growing up and seeing th way Netflix and all these things. I think what we’re going to do is, maybe we’re going to do like a movie, or like a documentary. Thank God I’m alive, she’s alive, we can put the story out there. And then maybe I make some money and some education from it, instead of just speaking and tomorrow, you’re misquoted. Because whatever we’re saying right now, somebody will misquote you. That’s why I hardly talk.
D’Banj went on to say that anyone who has known him for a long time would have recognized that the rape controversy was a hoax. He also denied having the girl arrested, claiming that he was the first to be detained. In his own words;
As I would tell you, as you would know. For those that have known me from time way back and known my story, they know even from the first time hearing that it’s false. I was the one first arrested. I was the one first invited by the police which is what led me to Abuja. But that is like I said, a topic for another day. I wouldn’t go to the police for anything. I was the one invited.